Scottsdale Spring Training Festival

Aptly posted when our East Coast friends are bracing for a potentially record setting snow fall, we here in Arizona have baseball's spring training on our minds.  Scottsdale, Arizona will be hosting their Spring Training Festival, the best of baseball gather to celebrate the start of the Cactus … [Read more...]

Get the Best ROI with Your Next Home Improvement Project

 Posted by Housecall Home is where the heart is, but sometimes it’s also where a homeowner’s savings plan comes into account. Homeowners may have a long wish list of home renovations and projects, and sometimes the work is never done. While return on investment (ROI) may not be the biggest … [Read more...]

Equitable Division of Assets for Probate, Custodial Care, or Divorce

How to insure fairness in estate distributions.  You have just been assigned the job of managing the estate of a loved one that has passed away or needed to relocated into a nursing home.  Or, a divorce has made it necessary to equitably manage the distribution of assets, both real estate and … [Read more...]

Can I Avoid Paying Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of My Home

When you are selling your primary residence, it is very common that the value of the home is greater than at the time you purchased the property. Generally speaking, any time there is an advancement of value either by work effort or investment, the government(s) places claim to levy taxes on those … [Read more...]

Short Sale Assistance Update, January 2016

Short Sale Assistance of Up To $4,500 for Distressed Arizona Homeowners For the Arizona homeowners that can no longer afford their homes and are pursuing a short sale, they may be eligible for financial help with their relocation to alternative housing. The funds come from the Short Sale … [Read more...]

Staged Home vs Vacant house, What’s the Point

People Don't Buy Houses, They Buy Homes The number one reason a buyer purchases a home is because it "felt like home".  I've heard buyers say that the home spoke to them as soon as they crossed the front door threshold.  Is the impression warm, inviting and affording the buyer to make an emotional … [Read more...]

What Causes Moves in Home Mortgage Interest Rates

Conventional and Government  (FHA and VA) lenders set their rates based on the pricing of Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) which are traded in real time, all day in the bond market.  This means rates or loan fees (mortgage pricing) moves throughout the day, being affected by a variety of economic or … [Read more...]

REALTORS® Expect Moderate Price Growth in Next 12 Months

REALTORS® Expect Moderate Price Growth in Next 12 Months … [Read more...]

10 Step Guide to Buying a House

Buying a house may be the most complicated financial process of your entire life. Luckily, we’ve broken it down into 10 straightforward steps: 1. Are you ready to become a homeowner? Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financial … [Read more...]

27 Ways for Sellers to Prepare for a Home Inspection … and a Bonus Tip!!

Sellers, the Home Inspector has just completed the Inspection of your house.  You and your Listing Agent are eagerly looking over the report.  WHAT?  The Inspector has written, "not tested" "unable to access/not inspected", in several places on the report.  Oh, no!  The Buyer and the Buyer's Broker … [Read more...]

Your Home Loan Toolkit – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has prepared an extensive "Your home loan toolkit" that will lead the family looking to purchase their first home through the steps to prepare themselves.  The guide is also extremely helpful for the experienced homeowner that is either looking to … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why Now is a Good Time to Buy a House

You can get a good deal.  While there are some parts of the metro area seeing shortages of inventory, more properties are posted to the Multiple Listing Service daily.  We have seen real recovery of values over the past two years and many homeowners are now back to a positive equity position and … [Read more...]

Harvard University: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University.  He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate.  This year he released a new paper on homeownership - The Dream Lives On: the Future of … [Read more...]

Mixed-use Epicenter draws foes in Agritopia

By Parker Leavitt The Republic | azcentral.com Tue Oct 22, 2013 Gilbert’s Agritopia Epicenter, a mixed-use development envisioned as a thriving urban oasis amid a sea of suburban sprawl, is drawing stiff opposition from nearby residents who say the plan for mid-rise apartments is the wrong fit … [Read more...]

Phoenix Metro Resale Home Inventory is Rising

As Reported By Michael Orr, Cromford Report October 16, 2012 Phoenix Metro inventory is rising as each week goes by and this is good news for buyers. We now have 90 days of inventory (all areas & types), up from a low of 75 days at the beginning of June. The long term average is 165 days and … [Read more...]

Home builder confidence reaches 6-year high

Phoenix Business Journal by Adam Kress, New Media Editor Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:36am MST Confidence among U.S. home builders has reached its highest level in six years. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, released today, shows builder … [Read more...]

Housing starts up 2.3% in August

Phoenix Business Journal Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 6:23am MST Starts for new homes rose 2.3 percent in August, continuing a trend of real estate improvements that have been steady yet slow in the U.S. Bloomberg reported the jump was the best pace the new home construction market … [Read more...]

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